Wednesday, bipartisanship erupted in the House in an effort to derail the Biden administration’s campaign to virtually outlaw gas stoves.
The House voted 251 to 181 in favor of the amendment from Republican Rep. Gary Palmer of Alabama that would “prohibit the Secretary of Energy from implementing its proposed rule regarding gas stoves, or any other rule that would limit consumer access to gas stoves.”
To get this number, 29 Democrats and 222 Republicans voted.
According to Fox News, a draft Department of Energy regulation called for new energy efficiency criteria that amounted to a de facto ban since few current stoves could fulfill them.
Palmer, chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, stated that Democrats who opposed his plan made life more difficult for everyday People.
“Despite all their words to the contrary, House Democrats are supportive of federal bureaucrats’ attempts to ban gas stoves. By voting against my amendment to prevent the Department of Energy from implementing its anti-natural gas agenda, they have shown themselves to be complicit,” Palmer said.
Glad the House passed my amendment to H.R. 1 preventing @ENERGY from banning 50% of gas stoves on the market.
This de facto gas stove ban was supported by 181 Democrats who are complicit in Biden's quest to control your kitchen appliances.https://t.co/N1wVNU7J3E
— Gary Palmer (@USRepGaryPalmer) March 29, 2023
“Clearly, the plan to ban gas stoves was already in the works even before federal bureaucrats said the quiet part out loud earlier this year,” he said.
“Republicans are meeting this attempt to dismantle American energy head on and will continue to empower Americans to choose what appliances belong in their kitchens, not have it dictated to them by a bureaucrat with a political agenda.”
The House has not yet voted on the bill containing Palmer’s amendment. If the bill passes the House, it would proceed to the Senate, where it would also need Democratic support to become law.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Democrats voting with Republicans on the amendment were: Colin Allred of Texas, Nikki Budzinksi of Illinois, Yadira Caraveo of Colorado, J. Luis Correa of California, Jim Costa of California, Angie Craig of Minnesota, Henry Cuellar of Texas, Donald Davis of North Carolina, Lizzie Fletcher of Texas, Ruben Gallego of Arizona, Jared Golden of Maine, Vicente Gonzalez of Texas, Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, Daniel Kildee of Michigan, Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois, Greg Landsman of Ohio, Kathy Manning of North Carolina, Jared Moskowitz of Florida, Frank Mrvan of Indiana, Jimmy Panetta of California, Chris Pappas of New Hampshire, Mary Sattler Peltola of Alaska, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez of Washington, Kim Schrier of Washington, Abigail Davis Spanberger of Virginia, Greg Stanton of Arizona, David Trone of Maryland, Marc Veasey of Texas, and Susan Wild of Pennsylvania. CONTINUE READING…